143,295 surgeries

performed by Kaiser Permanente physicians

Our surgeons delivered relief from disease, injury, and discomfort 143,295 times to our patients in 1 year.* 

We partner with our patients to determine whether surgery is appropriate, then work to deliver the best of care before, during, and after an operation.

In the Pacific Northwest, for example, we established a heart surgery program that’s now ranked among the best in the nation, earning 3 stars from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for patient care and outcomes in:

  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve repair/replacement

“We focus on giving the best care possible to our patients,” said Yong Shin, MD, who led the launch of the program. “It’s a privilege and a blessing to come to work every day because I know that I have a 100% chance of helping somebody.”

Find out more about our work in the Northwest

*According to the 2018 HEDIS, or Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, which is used by more than 90% of America’s health plans to measure performance on care and service.